Since the weather warmed up, I’ve been living in the cutest flats I bought from Famous Footwear for about $25 last year. They’re easy, comfortable, and stylish. Oh, and lace-free.
And TBH, having chic flat-soled shoes hand spares me some decision-making almost daily. Why ponder what shoes to wear when I can instantly reach for the footwear I know will work? The way I see it, the perfect pair of spring flats is your warm-weather style hero.
It helps, too, that you have your choice of flat styles at reasonable prices. Your biggest style challenge of the season may be narrowing down all that choice to just one pair. For this, you can lean on me (or at least this blog post)!
Here are my picks for this year’s cutest flats for spring — each pair has a Budget Fashionista’s price tag of $50 or less.
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The cutest flats for spring right now
1. My slingback flats
I’ll start with the cute flats I’m wearing. The b.o.c. women’s Milania sandal is super versatile. You can wear them with shorts, dresses, skirts, or even a bathing suit.
Famous Footwear sells these at a regular price of $64.99, currently marked down to $44.99. I’m certain I didn’t pay that much for them last year, so I shopped around and found them on clearance at HSN.com for $23.06. You might need to act fast on that price.
2. Crochet ballet flats
Ballet flats are a classic and elegant choice as a go-to shoe for spring and summer. You can go in any direction with this style — patterned or solid, pointed or square or round toe, natural leather or manmade, and on and one.
My pick for the season, though, is crochet. Crochet is very trendy and shoes are an easy way to dip a toe (literally) in this style. Plus, a crochet flat in navy is subtle enough that you could keep wearing it after the crochet fad has faded.
Shop these flats by Heawish on Amazon for $24.
3. Neutral espadrilles
A flat-soled espadrille reminds me of a tiki bar on the beach. It’s organic and relaxed — an ideal anchor for a flowy dress, rolled up jeans, or linen shorts.
LC Lauren Conrad’s espadrille flat is available at Kohls.com in baby blue, black, and natural as shown above. The sale price currently is $33.99 with coupon code GET15.
4. Leather slides
The upgraded slide is another style you can wear for work or play, and until they fall to pieces. You can show off your pedicure, too, without your whole foot being on display (a consideration for those of you who have foot insecurities).
Steve Madden’s Karolyn Sandal is available at DSW for $49.99.
5. Dressy slingback
Need a dressy, closed-toe flat to pair with your A-line skirts and work trousers? MUSSHOE has you covered with these vegan, suede-look slingbacks. The bow at the heel adds a touch of formality that’s perfect for date nights and more conservative office environments.
This shoe is available with Prime shipping on Amazon with seven color options. The pair will set you back a reasonable $37.
6. Embroidered flats
A floral embroidered flat in a saturated mustard may be just what you need in your life right now. Seriously. For $31, this shoe can satisfy the urge to switch up your style all on its own. Take the most recent outfit you wore with sneakers and swap in these instead — you’ll feel like a new person!
Pick them up on Amazon. If you don’t like the yellow, there’s also burgundy, navy, beige, and black.
7. Strappy snake print
Animal prints have classic appeal because they’re neutral and statement-making at the same time. These flats by ASOS DESIGN are surprisingly versatile — they’ll look amazing with jeans, but also with solid-colored skirts and dresses. If you’re feeling bold, slip them on with a red dress and wait for heads to turn.
True to form for ASOS, the price is a reasonable $30.
8. Floral flats
If longer, warmer days inspire you to have something more interesting than a black flat, why not try floral? These shoes by Dream Pairs pair a fun pattern with a classic style. The ankle strap sandal is so readily available because it can blend seamlessly into your wardrobe, without fuss.
You can pick this pair up for $16 on Amazon.
9. Classic TOMS
Available in over a dozen colors and designs, TOMS Seasonal Classics are a great addition to any spring wardrobe. The comfy flats feature classic toe stitch detailing and an elastic V-panel that makes them easy to put on and take off.
10. Corseted Slip-on
These slip-on ballet flats offer a classic look with a twist — trendy corset detailing at the heel. With an elastic topline, the shoes are easy to slip on and off. The faux leather lining is also warm and comfy. While there are several color options, our favorite is the gold metallic which combines simplicity with a bit of glamour.
Can’t get enough of these cutest flats? You’re in luck. This season, you’ll find thousands of new and unique styles to choose from. Best of all, flats are among the more affordable pieces out there, so you can add to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. And if you need a little style inspo, take a look at our post covering 10 ways to wear flats according to Instagram!